Swimming

  • The 5 Best Tools for Improving Your Swim

    The 5 Best Tools for Improving Your Swim

    26th April 2022

    The 5 Best Tools for Improving Your Swim   Swimming tools aren’t just handy toys that aid in learning when you’re just starting out in the water, but can actually help you to continuously grow and improve as a competitive…

  • Open Water Swimming Safety Tips

    Open Water Swimming Safety Tips

    23rd March 2022

    How do I swim safely in the open water? As many of us plan training camps or family holidays where you turn it into your own training camp (guilty) sea swimming as the temperature warms up is a great way…

  • Triathletes Guide to Heart Rate Variability Training (HRV)

    Triathletes Guide to Heart Rate Variability Training (HRV)

    12th January 2022

    The Triathletes Guide to Heart Rate Variability Training (HRV) What is Heart Rate Variability? Heart Rate Variability, or HRV for short, is the varying difference of time between heartbeats. You may commonly hear when a heart rate is measured that…

  • Swimming & Mindfulness

    Swimming & Mindfulness

    25th March 2019

    Terry Laughlin, founder of the Total Immersion Swimming technique sadly lost his battle with prostate cancer in October 2017, but his teachings live on after him. In May of the same year Terry wrote about the meditative benefits which swimming…

  • Trio Of World Class Straight Line Swimming CPDs

    Trio Of World Class Straight Line Swimming CPDs

    11th February 2019

    The Swimming Teachers’ Association (STA) has partnered and endorsed a trio of new Straight-Line Swimming CPDs, which have been created by double open water 10k World Champion and silver Olympic medalist Keri-anne Payne and triple Olympian David Carry.  Their new…

  • Deliberate Practice & The 10,000 Hour Rule

    24th August 2018

    Terry Laughlin, founder of the Total Immersion Swimming technique sadly lost his battle with prostate cancer in October 2017, but his teachings live on after him. This is an exclusive excerpt from Terry’s forthcoming final book: Total Immersion: Swimming That…

  • Don’t Just Swim in Circles

    Don’t Just Swim in Circles

    7th September 2017

    Without the structure of a 25m pool or tri coach, it’s easy for your stroke to stagnate. Follow these three drills from Berkshire Tri Club Coach, Ian Lee-Emery, to keep your open-water training focused. Images Rosie Hallam   INTERVALS Alternate…

  • Swimming Technique: Straight Or Bent Arms?

    Swimming Technique: Straight Or Bent Arms?

    25th August 2017

    Elbows out or slicing straight? Which stroke sends you through the water more quickly? Swimming is a sport that is constantly evolving. It’s not just the high-tech kit that evolves – it’s the swim technique too. For a triathlete, the…

  • Sort Your Swimmer’s Shoulder

    Sort Your Swimmer’s Shoulder

    14th August 2017

    Many triathletes and high level swimmers suffer from shoulder pain so we asked Rachel Whittaker, clinical director at Six Physio, how to avoid and rehabilitate this common injury. How to diagnose it: Swimming predominately uses the upper body muscles (back,…